EU orders Sweden to stop border checks

Reasons for border controls no longer exist, EU argues
The European Union says the reasons for Sweden’s border controls no longer exist and has ordered the country to end them by mid-November.
The Nordic country will not be allowed to extend the controls between Sweden and Denmark, the EU’s migrant commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos declared at a press conference in Brussels.
“There won’t be an extension. The border controls are coming to an end in two months. The prerequisites for granting [the extensions] don’t exist anymore,” he said.
As Europe’s migrant crisis reached a climax in late 2015, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Austria introduced an exception to the Schengen free movement clause.
The temporary measures, on the Swedish side of the Öresund Bridge and at ports in southern Sweden, were designed to last for just six months but Sweden has repeatedly extended them. The most recent extension is due to expire on November 12.
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